I’m so excited to start a new year of Making Something Every Day! Here’s the first week of work:
Day 1: Embrace Imperfection Ganesha postcard.
I love the idea of Ganesha, Mover of Obstacles. Also, I live in Alabama, so it’s kinda hard to get away from the houndstooth elephant. HE. IS. EVERYWHERE.
Day 2: notes for a new piece.
I mentioned this poem “Why I am not a painter” in one of my posts last year. It occurred to me on the drive home from Arkansas, that in all the years I’ve loved that poem I’ve never looked up the painting. Mike Goldberg is an abstract expressionist. I should have known. I’ve been obsessed with the abstract expressionist movement since before I even knew what abstract expressionism was. It is a style that has always spoken to something deep in my soul. I don’t know if it’s about the freedom or the wildness but all that color and all those big, bold stokes energize me. I’ve never been tied to art having a particular meaning. It doesn’t have to be a picture “of” something. If it evokes a feeling, even a negative one, then it’s doing what it’s supposed to do. I was so excited to see “Sardines” for the first time, I immediately wanted to do something based on it and the poem. Still thinking about what, but it will probably be one of my big four for the year.
Day 3: got some new storage & supplies for my work table. Got it all organized so I can work, work, work!
I’m slowly getting my workspace streamlined. I’s a battle between what I want to have in that space and what I need to have in that space.
Day 4: Doodle time with Liza.
I got a copy of “Art, Doodle, Love” from my mom for Christmas. It’s a beautiful journal. I was making this doodle one night before I put Liza to bed. When she came in and saw it, she immediately got one of her new journals she got for Christmas and started making some of the same marks. It was a good moment between us.
Except that implies – in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils – that she’s just a victim. But I’ve seen a lot of this universe. I’ve seen fake gods and bad gods and demi gods and would-be gods – out of all that – out of that whole pantheon – if I believe in one thing… just one thing… I believe in her.
So there’s the first week! Looking forward to the next! 🙂